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(Senior pastor)

Founder and president of In Touch Ministries, Charles Stanley has also remained a senior pastor.; Stanley was married to his childhood sweetheart and have a son together. Previously, he was married.

Relationship Facts of Charles Stanley

Charles Stanley is not having an affair with anyone presently.
His sexual orientation is straight.

Got divorced from Ex-wife Anna Stanley!

Charles Stanley is divorced from his wife Anna Stanley.

He married Anna Stanley in 1958. The pair agreed that Anna would amend the lawsuit to seek a legal separation instead.

Later, she again filed for divorce on March 20, 1995.

Eventually, they were legally separated at the time that divorce papers were filed for the last time on February 16, 2000.

A judge signed the final divorce decree on May 11, 2000.

How many children do they have?

Charles Stanley has a son Andy Stanley who is the pastor of North Point Community Church in nearby Alpharetta, Georgia.

Furthermore, he also has a daughter named Becky, whom Stanley occasionally mentions in his sermons.

Who is Charles Stanley?

Charles Stanley is the American founder and president of In Touch Ministries.

Charles Stanley is the senior pastor of First Baptist Church in Atlanta, Georgia.

Furthermore, he served as President of the Southern Baptist Convention.

His thoughts on a practical, keen awareness of people’s needs are heard and followed globally.

Who are the parents of Charles Stanley? Age(90)

Charles Stanley was born in Dry Fork, Pittsylvania County, Virginia on September 25, 1932, just nine months before his father, Charley, died.

As of 2022, he is 90 years old. He grew up in rural Dry Fork on the outskirts of Danville.

Religion became an integral part of his early life. Furthermore, at the age of 12, he became a born-again Christian, and at age 14 he began his life’s work in Christian ministry.


Charles received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Richmond.

Later, he obtained his Master of Divinity from the Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas.

Furthermore, he received his Th.M. and Th.D. degrees in theology from Luther Rice Seminary in Florida.

Charles Stanley: Professional Life, Career

Initially, Charles joined the staff of First Baptist Church of Atlanta in 1969.

Next, he became a senior pastor in 1971. Later, he launched a half-hour religious television program called ‘The Chapel Hour’.

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Soon, the Christian Broadcasting Network began televising this show in 1978.

He founded In Touch Ministries in 1982 and its radio broadcasts began to be syndicated.

During the 1980s, the ministry’s broadcasts became available in nearly every major American media market.

Currently, the show airs in more than 50 languages worldwide.

In the United States, the show is broadcast on approximately 500 radio stations, 300 television stations, and several satellite networks including The Inspiration Network (INSP) and Trinity Broadcasting Network.

Stanley’s sermons are also available on the In-Touch Web site. Furthermore, it is also downloadable in the form of podcasts, along with other video and audio programming.

Charles Stanley is also an avid photographer. His photographic work is featured in the In-Touch magazine and also in other materials printed by the ministry.

Furthermore, he is the author of several books. Some of the books are ‘How to Reach Your Full Potential for God’, ‘When Your Children Hurt’, ‘In Step with God: Understanding His Ways and Plans for Your Life’, ‘The Source of My Strength’, ‘Living in the Power of the Holy Spirit, ‘Walking Wisely: Real Guidance for Life’s Journey’, ‘A Gift of Love: Reflections for the Tender Heart’, ‘The Love of God among other.

How much is the net worth of Charles Stanley?

As of 2023, he has a net worth of $1.5 million US according to the sources. His salary is unknown.

Charles Stanley: Rumors, Controversies

There was a rumor that Charles’ had an affair that broke up his marriage. Furthermore, his relationship with his son Andy is often part of controversies.

They had parted ways years back amid a divorce between Charles and his wife.

Additionally, Anna’s divorce caused a sensation in Southern Baptist circles, where divorce is considered a sin by some based on a literal reading of the Bible.

Talking about other controversies, people have criticized Charles for supporting the invasion of Iraq and for theological errors in regard to violence.

Body description: Height, Weight

He has light hair and eyes. His height is 5 feet 7 inches tall and weighs 77 kg.

Social Media

Although not directly involved, Charles Stanley’s ‘In Touch Ministries’ has a huge number of followers on social sites like Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook.

On Twitter ‘In Touch Ministries’ has more than 243.7k followers. Similarly, on Facebook, it has more than 1.57M followers. He has more than 233k followers on Instagram.


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What happened to Dr. Charles Stanley?

  • He announced his retirement as senior pastor in Sep 2020.

Who is Dr. Charles Stanley's wife?

  • He was once married to Anna.

Did Dr. Charles Stanley have a stroke?

  • He had a stroke when he was 52 years old.

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